Best homeopathic remedies for Abscesses And Boils from the book Therapeutic Pointers to Some Common Diseases by E.A. Farrington…


Arnica [Arn]

      Crops of boils all over the body-begin with soreness and go on to suppuration and are followed by another crop. Partially matured boils and abscesses, shrivel up by absorption of contained pus. To be applied also externally.

Arsenicum [Ars]

      Abscesses and boils, with cutting, lancinating burning pains and extreme restlessness; agg. after midnight. Gangrenous.

Belladonna [Bell]

      Sudden violent symptoms. Radiating redness, throbbing and tendency towards suppuration-pus develops with lightning-like rapidity. Boils that occur in the Spring. Is followed by Hepar when it fails to reduce the inflammation before suppuration commences.

Calcarea Sulphurica [Calc-s]

      Suppuration and tumefaction of boils.

Carbo Vegetabilis [Carb-v]

      When boils become gangrenous, with burning pains like Arsenicum, but without the extreme restlessness of the later. Hectic fever dependent upon long-lasting suppuration. To be applied also as a plaster.

Hepar [Hep]

      Sharp, throbbing sticking pains and chills. May prevent suppuration and abort the whole trouble, if given in the incipiency, in a high potency; but when suppuration is necessary, to hasten the process, it should be given low. See also Belladonna

Kali Hydroiodicum [Kali-i]

      Summer Boils. Very useful when crops of boils appear on the head, chest or back.

Lachesis [Lach]

      When the pus degenerates and becomes of a dark, thin, offensive character, with sensitiveness to touch.

Mercurius [Merc]

      Suited to a more advanced state than Hepar. When pus has already been formed and you wish it to be evacuated. Given low and repeatedly, it will cause a quick breaking of the abscess, relieving all the symptoms.

Phosphorus [Phos]

      Abscesses (particularly mammary abscesses) with fistulous openings [Sil]

Picric Acid [Pic-ac]

      Pustules on face, which turn into small Boils.

Psorinum [Psor]

      Boils left after Itch, which has been cured by some other remedy.

Silicea [Sil]

      Follows Mercurius when the abscess has discharged and refuses to heal; pus keeps on forming and grows dark and fetid and disagreeable to taste. Furuncles or boils which occur in crops and which do not heal readily, but continue to discharge a rather thin, watery (less commonly thick) and even ichorous pus, usually having a foul odor. Frequently suggested as a remedy to prevent boils. Indurations following abscess or boil [Graphites]. Abscesses with fistulous openings. Interpolation of a dose or two of Sulphur is necessary when the benefit after Silicea ceases.

Stramonium [Stram]

      Abscess (particularly when it affects the left hip-joint) with pain so intense as to throw the patient into convulsions.

Sulphur [Sulph]

      Boils in scrofulous children. See also Silicea

E. A. Farrington
E. A. Farrington (1847-1885) was born in Williamsburg, NY, on January 1, 1847. He began his study of medicine under the preceptorship of his brother, Harvey W. Farrington, MD. In 1866 he graduated from the Homoeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania. In 1867 he entered the Hahnemann Medical College, graduating in 1868. He entered practice immediately after his graduation, establishing himself on Mount Vernon Street. Books by Ernest Farrington: Clinical Materia Medica, Comparative Materia Medica, Lesser Writings With Therapeutic Hints.